Today is Beatles singer John Lennon 70th birthday. He has been celebrated with an interactive logo that plays “Imagine.”
When users go to the search engine Google’s home page they are greeted to an illustration which has been designed in celebration a day before what would have been the singer-songwriter’s milestone. Clicking on the logo it links to a 32 second track, which plays his popular song Imagine.
As it plays the logo generates different pictures including that of a butterfly and flower before turning back to a black and white version of the Google name. Users can then click through to the YouTube version of it, according to Telegraph reports.
John Lennon was born on 9 October 1940 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool, to Julia and Alfred Lennon. According to some biographers, a German air raid was taking place, and Julia’s sister, Mary “Mimi” Smith, used the light cast by the explosions to see her way as she ran through the blacked-out back roads to reach the hospital. Smith said later, “I knew the moment I saw John in that hospital that I was the one to be his mother, not Julia. Does that sound awful? It isn’t, really, because Julia accepted it as something perfectly natural. She used to say, ‘You’re his real mother. All I did was give birth.'” Lennon was named after his paternal grandfather, John “Jack” Lennon, and Winston Churchill.
He was shot dead by Mark David Chapman outside the New York apartment building where he and his wife Yoko Ono lived on the night of December 8, 1980.
Chapman, 55, has been in jail since shooting Lennon outside the Dakota apartment building in Manhattan in front of his wife.
If he was alive Lennon would be celebrating his 70th birthday on Saturday.